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In his paper, Richard Falk reflects on the application of information technology on diplomacy, and discusses the challenge of converting information technology to ‘knowledge technology’, and subsequently to ‘wisdom technology’.

Source: Knowledge and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (2002)
Author: Richard Falk, 2002

In this paper, Maltese diplomat Gaetan Naudi explains how the Maltese MFA embraced the changes introduced by the informatics era.

Source: Knowledge and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (2002)
Author: Gaetan Naudi, 2002

Dietrich Kappeler analyses the new approaches for training institutions in knowledge management and diplomatic training, departing from the premise that a distinction is important between personal characteristics and qualities of the diplomat on one hand, and the knowledge and skills he needs to...

Source: Knowledge and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (2002)
Author: Dietrich Kappeler, 2002

Rather than individual documents, Dr Keith Hamilton looks at the process and purpose of compiling collections of documents.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Keith Hamilton, 2001

Dr Francisco Gomes de Matos applies what he calls the "Pedagogy of Positiveness" to diplomatic communication.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Francisco Gomes de Matos, 2001

In the preface below, Jovan Kurbalija and Hannah Slavik introduce the chapters in the book, and extract the general themes covered by the various authors.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Jovan Kurbalija, Hannah Slavik, 2001

With examples from a detailed case study of the historical New Zealand Treaty of Waitangi, Aldo Matteucci shows us that the diplomat's job is to decode language.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Aldo Matteucci , 2001

Drazen Pehar looks specifically at the use of ambiguities in peace agreements. Pehar explains why ambiguities are so often used and why diplomats and others involved in international relations may think it best to eliminate ambiguities from peace agreements altogether.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Drazen Pehar, 2001

In his examination of the languages used by the Knights of St John in Rhodes and Malta during the 14th to 16th centuries, Professor Joseph Brincat applies the methodology of historical linguistics.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Joseph M. Brincat, 2001

Dr Abu Jaber brings a cross-cultural element to the discussion of language and diplomacy, surveying the historical development of diplomatic language particularly in the Arab world.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Kamel S. Abu Jaber, 2001

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